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  Justin Kronauge
School: Ohio State University
Year: graduated
Home Town: Dayton
Home State: Ohio
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Centerville
Height: 6-3
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Major:
Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0

Ohio State Career Honors 2008 ITA All-American ... unanimous 2008 First-Team All-Big Ten selection ... Big Ten Player of the Week Feb. 13, 2008 and March 11, 2008 ... 2007 ITA Midwest and Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... 2008 Academic All-Big Ten recipient ... two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete. 

2008-09 (Junior Season) First-team All-Big Ten ... during 2008 fall schedule, had a successful campaign advancing to the final of both a regional and national tournament ... in first national tournament, the 2008 D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships (Oct. 3-5), advanced to the Round of 16 in the singles main draw ... in doubles action of the tournament, paired with senior Bryan Koniecko and advanced to the Round of 16 before dropping an 8-4 match to the nation's third-ranked duo of Bram ten Berge and Jonas Berg ... in next competition at the 2008 Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional (Oct. 16-20), hosted by Ohio State, advanced to the singles final after winning five-consecutive matches to try to defend his singles title from a season ago ... faced teammate Koniecko in the final of the regional championship, but came up short, losing 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 ... received an automatic selection for the singles tournament at the ITA National Indoors courtesy of the final appearance ... at the 2008 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships (Nov. 6-9), won four-consecutive singles matches against some of the best talent in the nation to advance to the final of the championships ... en route to the final, Kronauge upset the No. 6-ranked player in the nation, Arnau Brugues of Tulsa in the semifinals in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 ... in the final, once again faced teammate Koniecko and lost in three sets 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 to become the runner-up of the singles championship ... the all-Buckeye final was only the second time in the history of the tournament two teammates faced each other in the singles final ... finished his fall campaign with an 11-4 overall record in tournament play ... moving to the spring schedule, Kronauge picked up where he left off in the fall, winning his first six of seven matches in singles in straight sets ... ranked as high as No. 6 in the nation in singles in the ITA polls ... Kronauge held two different win streaks in singles to help the Buckeyes win a program-best 28-consecutive dual matches ... won 14-consecutive matches between Feb. 21-April 10 ... awarded Big Ten Athlete of the Week (March 17) after guiding the team to victory against Cleveland State (March 10) and No. 18 Texas A&M (March 13) ...down 3-1 against the Aggies, Kronauge began the Buckeye rally at No. 3 singles with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 win against No. 22 Wil Spencer ... streak was snapped against Dennis Nevolo of Illinois (April 12) in three sets ... after loss, held a 12-match unbeaten streak ... during the 2009 NCAA Championships (May 8-19), Kronauge was named to the 2009 NCAA All-Tournament Team at No. 3 singles during the team competition after going a perfect 6-0 ... finished third-year at Ohio State with a 41-8 overall record in singles, including a 30-4 mark in dual-play ... in doubles action, held a 31-13 overall record, second in wins on the team ... spent time paired between teammates Matt Allare and Steven Moneke ... with Allare, the duo went 15-8 overall, while going 13-4 with Moneke ... in NCAA play in doubles, Kronauge and Moneke advanced to the Round of 16. 

2007-08 (Sophomore Season) 2008 ITA All-American won a team-best 41 singles matches, which placed him tied for fourth all-time in the Ohio State records book in single season wins ... unanimous selection to the First-Team All-Big Ten roster ... two-time conference athlete of the week recipient, garnering the honor the weeks of Feb. 13 and March 11 ... advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA championships (May 15-26), along with teammate Steven Moneke ... marked first time in OSU history two Buckeyes qualified for the final eight in the same national championship ... in doubles bracket of NCAA championships, paired with Drew Eberly and helped the senior end his Buckeye career with 118 doubles wins, a tie for first place all time at Ohio State ... pair advanced to the quarterfinals, the furthest any Buckeye tandem has advanced at the NCAA championships ... concluded season ranked 13th in the nation in singles and 12th in doubles with Eberly ... faced tough competition throughout season, going up against seven Top 10 opponents, including teammate Bryan Koniecko (No. 6) in semifinals of ITA Midwest Region IV Tournament (Oct. 18-23) ... beat Buckeye teammate 7-6, 6-3 before eventually capturing singles title ... became second-consecutive Buckeye to win singles crown at the Midwest Regional tournament ... Steven Moneke was singles winner in 2006 ... after dropping 6-2, 6-1 match to Jan Zelezny of LSU (March 16), was a winner of 20 consecutive matches and went 10-0 in league play ... pulled out deciding win in round of 16 match vs. rival Illinois at NCAA championships ... with Buckeyes and Illini knotted at 3-all, won third-set tie break, 7-3 to lift Scarlet and Gray to 4-3 victory ... teaming with Eberly for majority of season, pair compiled a 27-8 record ... 27 wins were second-best on team behind Bryan Koniecko and Steven Moneke’s 33 ... Eberly and Kronauge went 8-0 in Big Ten and amassed an impressive mark of 12-3 at No. 2 position ... duo also played at No. 1 doubles on occasion and owned a 5-1 record ... upon Eberly’s return to lineup following surgery, duo were winners of 11 of their final 14 matches ... during fall tournament season, pair justified No. 1-seed ranking by winning 2007 ITA Midwest Regionals Oct. 18-23 in Minneapolis.

2006-07 (Freshman Season) Named 2007 ITA Midwest and Big Ten Freshman of the Year  ... owned a doubles record of 24-9 with Drew Eberly ... had a 11-5 record with Eberly at the No. 1 doubles spot ... 9-1 in Big Ten doubles play ... 9-3 at the No. 2 doubles spot with Eberly ... finished the season ranked No. 33 nationally in doubles with Eberly ... compiled a 15-1 mark at the No. 4 singles spot ... 9-1 in singles in Big Ten play ... 8-3 at the No. 5 singles spot ... 24-4 in dual matches last season. Centerville High School No. 1 U.S. junior singles player in the country in 2005... ranked No. 11 nationally in doubles in 2005 ... 2005 High School All-American ... won the Ohio High School State singles title as a sophomore, which earned him an All-State Team selection ... won the Midwest Closed Junior Championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... had seven-consecutive straight-set victories at the Midwest Closed Junior Championships in 2005 ... won the National Winter doubles championship with fellow Buckeye Matt Allare in 2005 ... won the 2005 Winter Super National Championship (Boys 18) in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... had a record of 53-10 his senior year in singles against some of the best competition in the nation ... went undefeated in singles his sophomore season ... has been playing competitively since the age of 7 and since then has been rated among the Top 10 in his age group each year ... before he became the USTA’s No. 1 ranked 18-year-old, he was ranked No. 3 as a 16 year-old.

Personal Son of Bob and Becky Kronauge ... has an older brother, Chad ... plans to play professionally after graduation ... enjoys playing golf and basketball in his spare time ... lists his greatest sports thrill as being ranked the No. 1 singles player in the country ... his father was a three-time men’s tennis NCAA participant at Cincinnati ... his uncle, Dan, was an All-American at Ball State in 1992 and was a member of the Rolex Collegiate All-Star team that same year.